This is my mantra in life. For myself and for my clients.
Very often we are living our lives in a way that is about pleasing others – whether that’s family members or societal expectations – and not in the way that we truly want to be living.
We all have unique DESIRES, SKILLS and PASSIONS that are meant to be fully expressed!
Are there things you are doing in your life that you really wish you weren’t? Or are there things or experiences that you really wish you were having, but you’re not? Do you feel like you truly express all aspects of yourself?
At the end of their lives, most people regret what they didn’t do, not what they did do. Unfortunately, many people also have the regret that they didn’t really live their lives fully as 100% themselves.
I believe taking the time for yourself to get clear about what it is that you really want to create in your life is time well spent. Clarity is like the sun burning through the fog. Without it, you can’t see where you are going and may end up somewhere you don’t want to be.
The word ‘selfish’ has gotten a bad rap. Doing things you love and expressing yourself in a way that feels good to you will not only fill you up and energize you, it will allow you to give to others from a place of fullness. Otherwise, you may be giving to people from a place of feeling empty and depleted and that serves no one.
Start owning your gifts, desires, opinions and way of being in the world. Make sure your week includes things that make you really happy and that you feel good doing. Express yourself to the people in your life in an honest and authentic way. Value you what you bring to your work, your family and to everything that you choose to engage in.
You don’t get a do-over. How you live your life is your choice.